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Donald Trump’s Muslim ban remark: US imam expresses concern, says ‘this too shall pass’

An imam of a US mosque has expressed his reservation saying America has gone through this before, which it too shall overcome.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: December 8, 2015 8:40:13 pm
Donald Trump, Donald trump muslims, Trump muslims, Trump muslim ban, Muslim ban US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump points into the crowd as he heads off stage after speaking at town hall meeting at the Atkinson Country Club in Atkinson, New Hampshire, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. (AP Photo)

After Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump raised a storm over his comment calling for a ‘total and complete ban’ on Muslims entering the US, an imam of a mosque in US said in a video, “What I am worried about is this kind of thought impacting the Americans who doesn’t know us, whose children go to the same school as our children.”

Speaking to Qatar-based news channel Al Jazeera, Mohammed Magid said, “Some people said the same thing about the Jewish community and some have said the same about former president J F Kennedy, whether he can be trusted or where his loyalties lie. America has gone through that before and is going through this now, which it too shall overcome.”

READ: Donald Trump calls for ‘complete shutdown’ on Muslims entering US

Earlier in the day, Donald Trump had mentioned in his campaign statement that such a ban should stand “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on”. “It’s common sense we have to do it,” he had said.

“Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life,” Trump said in the statement.

He added on Twitter: “Just put out a very important policy statement on the extraordinary influx of hatred & danger coming into our country. We must be vigilant!”

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